A Unique Offer in Fine Art Photography - Michael Frye
The Ansel Adams Gallery is
thrilled to offer its collectors, friends and fellow art lovers, a
chance to participate in a unique opportunity. From time to time on our
website, we will be featuring a never-before-printed image from one of
our distinguished Gallery artists at a discounted price, prior to its
availability within the general market place.
This month, we have arranged to present two images from Michael Frye: “Swirling Mist from Tunnel View, Yosemite” and “Stars, Mist, Three Brothers and The Merced River, Yosemite”
in the sizes 16x20 and 20x24. While Michael's original prints normally
sell in these size up to $475, you can now add one to your private
collection for 25% off the initial retail price. Each photograph is
made by Mr. Frye, printed to current archival standards, signed and
numbered, as well as mounted, matted and ready for framing. The time to
purchase will begin at 9:00 AM Pacific Time on Monday, June13th, and
will expire upon the close of business, Sunday, June 19th at 6:00 PM.
Once the offer has expired, we anticipate an order fulfillment time of
approximately four weeks to ensure the quality of each individual
order. This inaugural printing offer is available for a very limited
time, after which, the print will return to full price.
Email our curator, Evan Russel, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any additional questions about the prints or shipping.
About the Photographs
Swirling Mist from Tunnel View, Yosemite National Park, California
I made this photograph in June of 2011, after an
exceptionally wet winter and spring. I was teaching a private workshop
that day, and took my student up to Tunnel View, knowing that moisture
from the rainstorm the night before might generate mist. There we were
treated to a spectacular sunrise. My favorite moment is shown in this
photograph, when the sun hit the valley floor, and some mist curled up
in front of Bridalveil Fall.
Stars, Mist, Three Brothers, and the Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California
I had hoped this snowstorm might clear before sunset, but
it kept snowing until well after dark. My wife Claudia and I joined a
friend for dinner at Yosemite Lodge, and we watched snow falling outside
and coating the trees. But it seemed possible that the storm might
clear soon, so we lingered a bit.
We finally left the bar about nine o’clock, and even
though light snow was still falling we saw stars, and it looked like the
storm was clearing. We ended up at one of my favorite spots along the
Merced River, with a view of the Three Brothers, and it turned into an
incredibly beautiful night, with fresh snow, mist wrapped around the
cliffs, and stars above.
There was no moonlight, but the snow helped to lighten the
foreground by reflecting whatever light was available, and to the east
Yosemite Point was also illuminated by the lights from Yosemite Village
and Yosemite Lodge. The best modern digital cameras can record even the
faintest light, making it possible, it seems, to photograph a clearing
storm by starlight.